We Have an App!
For those of you who don’t know, Evergreen Bible Church, formerly Evergreen Community Church, began meeting in 1946 right here on 97th and Mill Plain. At that time, Mill Plain was actually a plain. One of Toby’s favorite facts to share with newcomers is that the church site, along with a school building where the church met, was bought for $4,500, which was actually ten times the annual giving of the congregation (that is mind-blowing and miraculous). We have very little left in terms of memories from those years but for a little scrapbook hiding in the attic of our current building, filled with pictures, documents (written on a TYPEWRITER), and some fun stories.
Fast forward 75 years and Evergreen Bible Church is not so different. We preach the Word, we gather and fellowship weekly, and we seek to honor Jesus by making more and better disciples. The big difference is that, instead of a scrapbook, we now have a Church App and we want to share with you a little bit about it. Here are three reasons why we’ve created it and why you should know about it:
EBC is a busy place. There’s lots going on, and the church is used almost every evening. The EBC church app allows us to use push notifications to send out pertinent information to your cell phone so that you can stay up to date on what’s going on at the church. This feature, along with access to our weekly livestreamed service, an easily accessible calendar for upcoming events, and the ability to use messaging to communicate with ministries you are connected with, make it a great way to stay in the know about all of the many things happening here at EBC.
The EBC app has a page specifically designed for streamlined, safe, and secure church giving. Once you’ve downloaded and set the app up, it takes just a minute to set up your giving and then just a few seconds each time you give. You can also set up recurring giving using your bank account or a debit/credit card right through the app on a schedule that works for you.
If you’ve missed a week or two and want to get caught up on the sermons from previous weeks, the EBC app provides a databank of previous sermons to watch or listen to. Sermon notes are also included each week, and this is a great way to make sure that you never miss a sermon. The app also makes it easy to listen to a sermon while you are commuting and allows for quick access to the content of the church so that you can be edified and challenged while you drive, walk, run or work around your house!
All of that to say, this app is arguably better than a scrapbook. 😉 Our genuine hope is that this is a helpful resource for you in an increasingly technological age. There is something to be said for redeeming technology for the sake of the gospel and the spread of God’s fame, and this is just one little way we’re seeking to do that.
You can watch the 3 minute video here that we showed this past weekend during the spotlight. This video highlights some of the key features of our app and gives a brief overview. As time goes by, we will also post more short videos about the app that can help you in using it.
In love and Christ,